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2017 Drone Regulations Coming - Transport Canada

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wirebound wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 11:18 am
So basically, if my kid's drone weighs less than 250 g (and it does), then do any of those regulations apply to him? He could now fly it in the parks in the city?
It seems like the answer is yes, he can fly in the park. However, my gut feeling is local police forces will have a field day handing out tickets first even if it is under the limit.

I won't be surprised if a lot of people end up in court over this. It's not like people walk around with kitchen scales. Maybe we should? Lol Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes

https://www.tc.gc.ca/media/documents/ca ... _users.pdf
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ridiculous non-sense.

basically, fly it illegal and don't put your name on it.

chance of getting caught very low.. just dont stand out in the open. launch your mavic pro, get in your car and fly it from there.
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i'll leave my email on there...no way am i putting my phone number, full name and address though. They should've just done it like the FAA in the US, a regitration number.

you can tell these rules are made by knee-jerk reaction without much consultation or research.
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TheDoctah wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 10:23 pm
It seems like the answer is yes, he can fly in the park. However, my gut feeling is local police forces will have a field day handing out tickets first even if it is under the limit.

I won't be surprised if a lot of people end up in court over this. It's not like people walk around with kitchen scales. Maybe we should? Lol Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes

https://www.tc.gc.ca/media/documents/ca ... _users.pdf
You're probably right, unless you have a printed copy of the rules and a kitchen scale with you it's going to be hard to talk yourself out of a situation :(

Planning a trip through national parks and was thinking of getting the Dobby, but I'm not sure anymore.
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The Parrot Bebop got me hooked, what's the industry standard for drones now? Still the Phantom? Price is less of an issue. UHQ video is first and foremost, flying technology second, and other things after that.
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kitguyy wrote:
Jun 9th, 2017 12:05 pm
was thinking of getting the Dobby
under 250g, should be ok no?
lol, was thinking of getting one as well
Nada atm
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there's no point. they killed the "recreation" in recreational drone usage

its' like $1300-$3000 for a "Special Flight Operations Certificate" application..... and i think that is just the application. No guarantee you will get the certificate
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most if not all National Parks will have a ban in effect regardless of weight
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About time they did something about these unlicensed aircraft operating in spaces that are ordinarily reserved for licensed aircraft. Good thing it didn't take a major catastrophe, like a civil airliner going down, to actually put these changes into place.
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Damn, I was really going to pull the trigger on grabbing a DJI but all these new laws/regulations and licensing is making this impossible. :facepalm:
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burnt69 wrote:
Jun 15th, 2017 3:47 am
About time they did something about these unlicensed aircraft operating in spaces that are ordinarily reserved for licensed aircraft. Good thing it didn't take a major catastrophe, like a civil airliner going down, to actually put these changes into place.
good point...they should limit kites and helium air balloons too

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burnt69 wrote:
Jun 15th, 2017 3:47 am
About time they did something about these unlicensed aircraft operating in spaces that are ordinarily reserved for licensed aircraft. Good thing it didn't take a major catastrophe, like a civil airliner going down, to actually put these changes into place.
u have no clue what you're talking about.

geese flying into aircraft is a much larger problem than a 300 gram drone.
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burnt69 wrote:
Jun 15th, 2017 3:47 am
About time they did something about these unlicensed aircraft operating in spaces that are ordinarily reserved for licensed aircraft. Good thing it didn't take a major catastrophe, like a civil airliner going down, to actually put these changes into place.
Thanks for the L O L

This is the exact reason why drones, damn I really hate that word. Mulitcopters are getting a bad rep due to people like you with such closed minds.
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EP32k2 wrote:
Jun 15th, 2017 11:32 pm
Thanks for the L O L

This is the exact reason why drones, damn I really hate that word. Mulitcopters are getting a bad rep due to people like you with such closed minds.
"Its all fun and games until someone loses an eye." (or at least in my community, the single engine training jets that fly over at low altitudes routinely ingest one into their engine).

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